Project MyWay #1–Black Silk Skirt Alteration

I call my sewing projects Project MyWay because I’m a self-taught seamstress and sometimes I do things in an unorthodox way. I don’t really care if it’s the “right” way, as long as I get professional results.

Check out my post titled “Welcome to The Feed Dog” to find out how I purchased this skirt (it was marked down almost $600!). The skirt has a strange fit. It fits in the hips if I roll the waistband over about 2 1/2″. I want it to be about 2 1/2″ shorter so I’m going to cut the top off and make a facing at the new waistline. I’m going to leave the zipper in place–it’s too much trouble to take it out and lower it because the skirt is lined. As long as I can get into it, I don’t really care if the zipper is short.

Here is the TSE silk skirt. You can see at the bottom, the back is longer than the front. I don’t know if this is part of the design, but I’m going to fix that too. There are pleats at the side fronts and in the back. Tomorrow I’ll start to take it apart.

Ta-ta for now.

TSE Black Silk Skirt


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